All of these years I assumed the mysterious, melancholic verse of Radiohead’s “Creep” was a signature sound. The haunting progression was lifted straight off the 1974 Hollies hit The Air That I Breathe. Pablo Honey‘s linear notes credit the original songwriters.
The Hollies - "The Air That I Breathe" (1974)
Radiohead - "Creep" (1992)
Radiohead - "Creep (ending)" (1992)
Update: Radiohead vs. The Hollies vs. Reamonn